My name is JR Tashjian. I am 31 years old and live in Ballston Lake, NY, USA as a programmer. I write code for the web and the servers that run it.

I’m currently working at GoDaddy on the WordPress Experience team as a Software Engineer. I also contribute to the WordPress Core and Gutenberg Open Source projects.

Previously I worked at Automattic, creator’s of along with many other products focused on WordPress, then at 10up as a Web Engineer. Prior to that I worked at Packet Tide where I helped develop products for ExpressionEngineSafe Harbor, Polls, and Transcribe. Building web based products is what I do.

I started programming around the age of 11 first doing HTML/CSS and JavaScript, moving into Java shortly thereafter, and finally dabbling in PHP and MySQL. It wasn’t until 2008 that I landed my first job programming professionally. It’s been my passion ever since.

Feel free to contact me at any time if you’d like.

What I am working on

CurateWP – Gather your greatest content and help your readers discover it.

CurateWP brings content curation to WordPress websites. Read more about the launch on the blog.

Get With Gutenberg – A blog about building blocks for Gutenberg.

Helping developers create blocks for Gutenberg, the modern editor for the future of web publishing. Check it out!

Indie Experts – A community of people working for themselves.

Read more about the idea behind Indie Experts on the blog.

Latest Posts

Joining GoDaddy

May 14, 2019


May 13, 2019

Your Trajectory

April 7, 2019

My Favorite Podcasts

December 31, 2018

Busy is a Decision

March 21, 2018